HJ’s Senior Section Presented by Kentucky Health Solutions

The Hamburg Journal offers a special section for seniors. Find out what events, workshops, and classes are happening near you in southeast Lexington for April 2020.


Special Shopping Hours for Seniors

For up to the minute info, please check with individual businesses.

Due to crowding and the importance of maintaining social distance for the elderly and immunosuppressed, many Lexington businesses have added special hours dedicated to senior shopping.

  • Senior only shopping at Aldi every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am until 9:30 am.
  • Senior shopping at Big Lots everyday from 9 am until 10 am.
  • Costco is dedicating an hour for seniors every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am until 9 am.
  • Dollar General is dedicating their first operating hour (8 am until 9 am) each day to senior shopping.
  • Seniors and those at higher risk will have priority shopping at The Fresh Market between 8 am and 9 am Monday through Friday.
  • Good Foods Co-Op has special shopping hours available for those 60 and older from 8 am until 9 am.
  • Kroger is dedicating their first hour of operation (7 am to 8 am) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to seniors over 60 and other higher-risk customers.
  • Sam’s Club offers senior shopping every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am until 9 am.
  • From 8 am until 8:45 am, seniors are allowed to shop at Save-A-Lot before it is opened to the general public.
  • Target is dedicating their first hour of operation to senior shopping (8 am until 9 am).
  • Trader Joe’s offers senior shopping from 9 am to 10 am.
  • Walgreens senior hour is on Tuesdays from 8 am to 9 am.
  • Through April 28, Walmart stores dedicate one hour (6 am until 7 am) of senior shopping every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.
  • Whole Foods offers special shopping hours for customers 60 and older at 7 am before they open to the public.

For up to the minute info, please check with individual businesses.


Lexington has suspended Senior programing

Senior LivingMayor Linda Gorton announced the city would suspend programs for senior citizens because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The programs include the Senior Center, the Charles Young Center, the Bell House, and the Black and Williams Center, which hosts Elder Crafters. “Senior adults and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk for complications of COVID-19,” said Mayor Linda Gorton. “The CDC recommends people over the age of 60, and anyone with heart, lung or kidney disease, cancer or diabetes, stay at home as much as possible. We know this virus is most dangerous for our seniors. We need to take steps to protect them.”

While the programming is suspended, the responsibilities of staff members have shifted to involve more outreach to seniors at home. Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, which works with the City, delivers lunch to seniors who depend on the meals at the Senior Center.

Gorton said the programming will be reinstated as soon as possible. “We know our seniors enjoy these programs, and we hope to get them back on line as soon as we get past the threat of this virus,” she said.

Currently, the 2020 I Know Expo that was scheduled for April 18 at the Lexington Senior Center, has been postponed until August 22.


Send a card

Facilities are asking those in the community to send physical cards or e-cards to the residents.

Here is a list of places to send well wishes to:


New face at Richmond Place

Richmond Place Senior Living is proud to announce the hiring of their new Director of Sales & Marketing, Lesley Sinks. For more than 35 years, Richmond Place has been serving Central Kentucky seniors by offering independent living, personalized care, and memory care.

Lesley joins Richmond Place with a background in senior living care and more than 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and establishing meaningful client relationships. She has a passion for caring for and serving the senior community and families. She recently moved back to her home state of Kentucky with her family after living in Nashville, TN for 12 years. She grew up in Cynthiana, Kentucky, and is happy to be home again, close to friends and family.

Lesley is excited to be a part of Richmond Place, one of the most established and experienced senior communities in Lexington, featuring a beautiful six-acre park and spacious apartment homes for seniors to enjoy. Richmond Place is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, a tenured senior living company that puts an emphasis on quality and heartfelt, personalized care, and which ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study.



This article also appears on page 18 and 19 of the April 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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